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Friday, January 22, 2010

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Machinarium Reviewed
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Mac|Life has posted a review of Amanita Design's Machinarium. The point and click adventure game follows the adventures of a robot who must find a way to save his girlfriend and his city from a group of villains known as the Black Cap Brotherhood. Mac|Life gave the game a score of 3 out of 5.

From the review:

Machinariumís stunningly drawn 2D backdrops have a rustic, old-world feel, and the neutral color palette sets the mood for the gameís storyline. You play a robot whoís thrown into a scrap yard and must travel back to his grungy city of nuts and bolts to defeat the evil Black Cap Brotherhood and rescue his robot girlfriend. Flashbacks at the start of every level give you more insight on his backstory too.

Your robotís body is a tower of tin with many uses--he can swallow objects and inventory them for later use or combine them to create an even more useful tool. In each of the 35 levels, youíre faced with a series of puzzles and tricky brainteasers that require you to combine objects and then undergo a grueling process of trial and error. Only one possible sequence of actions will work, whether thatís figuring out the proper wire connection to open a door or fusing together a broom and a knob to create an apparatus that opens up steam valves. If you get stuck, turn to the hint feature (at the top right of your screen), which resembles a locked journal. It requires you to play a short, side-scrolling space shooter, and if you win, the journal unlocks to reveal the puzzleís blueprints.
Read the full review at the page below.

Mac|Life: Machinarium Review
Amanita Design
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